“Kontraktova Square: Scenarios for Development”
Прогресивна, енергійна та небайдужа до проблем сучасного розвитку міського простору молодь має змогу долучитися до створення та прийняття важливих урбаністичних рішень у форматі сценаріїв розвитку на прикладі Контрактової площі.
24..28 квітня 2012 року, Київ, Україна.
Main goal: With the help of architectural planning methods reveal the peculiar identity and potential of the area of Kontraktova square as an open public space, a safe one for residents and the environment and appropriable for everyday use.
Modern society suffers from communication conflict within professional communities. It is extremely hard to make a decision with misunderstanding of sides. The mechanism of making decision in the field of general urban questions is not defined within the city which population is represented by millions of own minds. Constant opponents like “commissioners” and “executors” become stable pair of city - architects within urban processes.
The idea of the workshop is to establish a new practice of cooperation between different social and professional groups in the process of development of urban areas. The workshop participants are “City” team that consists of sociologists, economists, geographers, social and environmental activists, transport planners, representatives of art community, employees of relevant departments of the local authorities, and three teams of “Architects” that consist of young architects that have practice in different scale projects and students that has unlimited view on practical design.
During the workshop the teams of architects and the interdisciplinary “City” team perform different roles: architects act as contractors, "City" acts as customers. While the purpose of the teams of architects is to create alternative projects for development of the Kontraktova Square, the role of the “City" team is to generate mechanisms for engagement of the square's community into the urban development process, as well as to develop a model and rules for the formulation of technical specifications by the residents to urban planners – teams of architects in this case.